Assistant Sports Editor
OAKLAND — Seattle Mariners reliever Oliver Perez survived a two-out, ninth-inning single in place of closer Tom Wilhelsmen to preserve a 3-2 win Friday over the Oakland Athletics.
ARDMORE, Pa. — Back in 2005, he was still Kyle the Kid a 17-year-old from Bellarmine Prep on the big stage of the U.S. Amateur.
ARDMORE, Pa. — There were no rain delays, only uninterrupted punishment by Merion Golf Clubs stingy East Course on Friday and much carnage was left behind at the 113th U.S. Open.
SAN ANTONIO — At their best in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have forced turnover after turnover, finding a gear the San Antonio Spurs just can't reach.
The diagnosis on Dustin Ackley is his problem at the plate isnt mechanical, its mental. The Seattle Mariners drafted Ackley No. 2 in 2009, right behind Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, because hes a hitter evidenced by a record-setting career at the University of North Carolina.
With Wednesday nights ninth-inning implosion by closer Tom Wilhelmsen at Safeco Field in a 6-1 loss to the Houston Astros, manager Eric Wedge is forced to rethink how he pitches the ninth inning and with whom.
Some interesting news came out of Las Vegas on Wednesday when Tacoma Rainiers radio announcer Mike Curto tweeted that Dustin Ackley was penciled into the starting lineup in left field.
The Mariners had just four hits Saturday afternoon in a 3-1 loss to the Yankees at Safeco Field. Pettitte allowed three. Mariano Rivera surprisingly gave up one, though he struck out the side to pick up the 630th save of his career. He has 36 against the Mariners in his Hall of Fame career.
MIAMI — If LeBron James played for the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich might have a message for him.
The Seattle Mariners put on the latest and largest tying rally in Major League Baseball history on Wednesday at Safeco Field. But it wasnt rewarded with a victory.
The left wrist injury Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Sucre suffered Tuesday turned out to be minor. But it set off a chain reaction of roster moves by the club none of them directly involving Sucre, who is listed as day to day.
Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios each had an RBI single in the 16th inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS — It wasnt despair or regret or even disappointment. Tom Wilhelmsen felt nothing but pure anger after Saturdays stunning 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
MINNEAPOLIS — Hisashi Iwakuma gave Seattle another stellar outing Friday, pitching 7 2/3 shutout innings, giving up seven hits, striking out five and walking two to lead the Mariners to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
When asked Thursday in San Diego about who his Sunday starter would be in Minnesota, Mariners manager Eric Wedge told the assembled media, Its easy to figure out, just do the math.
SAN DIEGO — The good thing about baseball is there is another game practically every day. A humbling defeat can quickly be mentally erased by an uplifting victory in the span of 24 hours.
Felix Hernandez returned to his All-Star form against the San Diego Padres, throwing eight strong innings, giving up one run on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks in the Seattle Mariners 7-1 win at Petco Park.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The big moment doesnt scare the University of Washingtons softball team. As the Huskies proved over and over this season, they can find a way to win in the bleakest of situations.
ANAHEIM, CALIF. — For the second day in a row, the Seattle Mariners were done in shortly after the game started, getting another underwhelming starting pitching performance and doing little afterward in a 7-1 loss Wednesday at Angels Stadium.
Felix Hernandez was anything but sharp, the Mariners' defense was worse and their hitting was non-existent as Seattle slogged its way to a 6-0 loss against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field.